What does a website cost?
Creating a basic, five page site with images and text that you supply, maps, links, (including your user rights) costs about as much as a medium to large-sized newspaper ad. I've posted some past projects on the Web Design page. Independent of design work, you should be prepared to invest time or money in securing your domain name, renting hosting space, and post-design upgrades, changes, additions or maintenance. Some people prefer to handle this on their own. Simple Lines offers dependable hosting and I will gladly answer any questions you may have with regard to the "what's next."
How many pages
do you need?
Most sites consist of pages with the same or similar header, background, navigation and footer on each page. In addition to your main content, visitors generally expect a Home page (an introduction and main message), an About page (who are you and why you have a site), and a Contact page (the wheres and how, plus links for email, RSVP, and contact forms).
What else is there?
The other pages contain the main and supplemental information important to the purpose of your site. Listing your site with the big three: Google, Yahoo, and Bing, as well as incorporating your input to increase browser visibility (SEO), is included.
Want more planning information?
This is your site. Do your best to imagine your site artistically, as well as with regard to content and navigation ease. You might not be totally clear on what you want your visitors to experience, but you probably have some ideas that you'd like to share with your designer. Putting your thoughts in writing will tighten up the design process.
Any contract can be altered to your needs.